The Story of Straw… and how to use straw in a modern building. Make took one of the most traditional building materials, straw, and elevated it into cutting edge, sustainable building technology. The Gateway Building at The University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus was built using prefabricated timber cassettes containing straw from the University’s own farm. Bringing together the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Sciences the building provides laboratories, teaching spaces and offices for the academic staff.
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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.